The National Library of Scotland's 2018 Research Showcase
takes place on Friday 16
Venue: Boardroom, George IV Bridge building, Edinburgh EH1 1EW.
The research showcase will consider collaborative PhDs along with PhDs undertaken by staff. It will also provide examples of other research projects involving our curators and specialist staff. The showcase will be a networking opportunity for potential future collaborations.
Morning session: PhDs and the National Library of Scotland
10.45: Welcome and introduction to the Library's involvement with PhDs by Robin Smith, Head of Collections and Research.
Presentations by PhD students:
11.00: Naomi Harvey — 'Collecting and preserving access to intangible cultural heritage within the digital environment: Evaluating new models for Scotland', Heriot Watt University (AHRC / Scottish Cultural Heritage Consortium).
11.10: Alex Chandler — 'Testing the limits of the "hard man" in film: Masculinity and male health behaviour in Scotland's public health films 1934-2000', Glasgow and Strathclyde universities (ARCS).
11.20: Rachel Dishington — 'Engineering "Modern" Scotland: The Stevenson maps and plans and Scotland's built infrastructure, c.1800-c.1900', University of Edinburgh (AHRC / Scottish Cultural Heritage Consortium).
11.30: Alice Doyle — 'Archive and Narrative in the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum', University of Stirling (AHRC / Scottish Cultural Heritage Consortium).
11.40: Sarah Moxey — 'Divergent politics: A re-examination of the Scottish political landscape during the Second World War', University of Edinburgh.
11.50: Kirsty McHugh — 'Northern English Travellers to Wales and Scotland 1760-1840: a study of manuscript accounts from Yorkshire and Lancashire', University of Wales (part of Curious travellers AHRC project).
12.00: Questions for the students and supervisors.
12.15: Professor Máiréad Nic Craith, Chair in European Culture and Heritage, Heriot Watt University — Collaborative PhDs, a university experience and perspective to PhD collaborations.
12.30: Discussion about support of and involvement with PhDs, both collaborative PhDs and supporting Library staff undertaking PhDs.
13.00 Lunch break.
Afternoon session: Examples of research projects involving Library curators and specialists
14.15: Chris Taylor, Collections and Research Specialist — Introduction to the afternoon session on Library research collaborations.
14.20: Gill Hamilton, Digital Access Manager — Data bodies in the Library (with University of Edinburgh), and the research potential in data.nls.uk.
14.30: Simona Cenci, Collections Care Conservator — Scientific analysis and imaging of the Scottish Chartularies (with University College London and University of Oxford).
14.40: Chris Fleet, Map Curator — Crowdsourcing gazetteers and GB1900 (with University of Portsmouth and National Library of Wales).
14.50: Dr Anette Hagan, Rare Books Curator — Venetian Renaissance prints, drawings and illustrated books in Scottish collections (with St Andrews and Udine universities, Royal Society of Edinburgh funding).
15.00: Fiona Laing, Official Publications Curator — Public Health in Scotland (with University of Glasgow).
15.10 Graeme Hawley, General Collections Manager — 21st century reading (Royal Society of Edinburgh funding).
15.20: Questions, discussion.
15.35: Closing remarks — Sir Kenneth Calman, Chair of the Board of the National Library of Scotland, Chancellor of the University of Glasgow.